On a mission for a greener Camerons
Nature lover Ramakrishnan Ramasamy’s goal to save Cameron Highlands is filled with challenges.
As the president of the non-governmental organisation, Regional Environment Awareness Cameron Highlands, he faces constant threats from those who want him to back down.
But to the public, he is known as the president of the non-governmental organisation, Regional Environment Awareness Cameron Highlands (Reach), since 2000.
“These actions have resulted in a host of problems, from falling ground temperatures to landslides, dying rivers, traffic jams, littering and polluting of the water supply.
This was not the Cameron Highlands we all know.
“I was made the president the following year and have been leading the organisation ever since.
“On many occasions, there were unknown individuals who issued warnings and even death threats to me.
“We work with schools, universities, the corporate sector and also the local community to learn and engage in biodiversity.
“However, I declined because this has never been part of my goals.
“Even if we can get more people who want to save Cameron Highlands to come on board, our mission is already a success.”